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Middle School Math Newsletter-- May 2014

It has been an exciting time of the year in Moreland School District. Since our last newsletter, students in all grades have been preparing for and taking Smarter Balanced Assessments and MARS Tasks to show everything they have learned so far this year. We applaud the work of our teachers and our students during this busy time of year!  

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AVID Application

AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.” 

The AVID elective class is designed for middle school students who achieve academically and strive to attend a 4-year college upon graduation from high school.  While being enrolled in middle school English, mathematics, history, and science courses, AVID students will learn strategies that help them prepare for success in rigorous and challenging high school coursework.  


Pertussis Information

All new incoming 7th grade students are required to have an updated Pertussis shot.  Students will not be admitted or scheduled for classes without one.  Specific information is available by clicking here

Middle School Math Information

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Middle School Homework Center Begins 9/17

Our Middle School Homework Center officially opens on Monday, September 17th from 2:50-3:50pm in Rm  23.  Students may attend after turning in a permission slip to Ms. Kinney.  Attendance is a privilege and students may attend as long as they maintain responsible behavior condusive to the academically focused environment.  If your student is interested, please have him or her pick up a permission slip from your advisory teacher (or download here) and return it signed by Monday, Sept. 16th.

Middle School Course Catalog

Check Here  for New Community Service Opportunities!

To be Updated in Late September....

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     The philosophy of EDS is to have as many parents volunteering in the classrooms as possible, in the hope of creating a learning environment that is developmental and to provide multiple learning opportunities to each student at their level of need. It is an expectation that this continues through a student’s entire education, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, while enrolled at EDS. 
     EDS Middle School Students have a seven period day beginning with an Advisory Period. Because of the size of the program and the focus on integration of curriculum across subject areas, students will often spend more than one period with the same teacher. The following classes are required for all students:
Reading                     Mathematics                         Language Arts         
Science                     Social Science                     *Elective
Physical Education           
Students may choose either a year-long elective or are placed in a trimester elective wheel. Priority for selecting electives is given to 8th graders first followed by seventh and then sixth graders. Electives meet everyday each week.
Elective choices for the 2011-2012 School Year include:
Band (full year)                                    
Orchestra (full year)                            
Spanish 1A or 1B  (full year)                              
Trimester Elective Wheel 2011-12: 
  •        Analyzing and Writing about Children's Literature
  •        Communication for Change
  •        Computer Applications
  •        Math Application Through Sports Statistics
**Students take 3 of 4 classes, one per trimester. 
ADVISORY PERIOD: Students will be placed in multi-grade advisory groups with the same teacher for all of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at EDS.   The advisory curriculum will include support for students in the areas of time and task management, study habits and skills, conflict management, leadership, community service, etc. Advisory is a credit/no credit period. The community service requirement is a large part of the advisory curriculum and time served is documented by the advisory teacher. In addition, the community service documentation in advisory needs to be met in order to qualify for participation in all honor roll activities.

Read-a-thon Information

Please click here for information and pledge sheets for this years Read-a-thon January 24, 2014.

8th Grade End of Year

Please click on the links below for important information regarding 8th Grade End of Year activities as well as the permission slip for the 8th Grade Escape Day on June 4th.  Permission slips are due by Wednesday, May 15th.

End of Year Calendar

Escape Day Permission Slip

Boys Soccer; Girls Voilleyball Schedules; Directions to Schools in sports league

Bell Schedule M,T,TH,F


Class Period
Period 1
Period 2
Period 3
Period 4
Period 5
Period 6
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Wednesday Schedule


Period: Time:
Advisory 8:10 - 8:20
1st Period 8:22 - 8:50
2nd Period 8:52 - 9:20
3rd Period 9:22 - 9:50
BREAK 9:50 - 10:05
4th Period 10:05 - 10:33
6th Period 10:35 - 11:03
7th Period 11:05 - 11:33
LUNCH 11:33 - 12:13
5th Period 12:13 - 12:40